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Chris Melissinos

Former Chief Gaming Officer and Chief Evangelist for Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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Chris Melissinos Biography

Chris Melissinos is the former Chief Gaming Officer and Chief Evangelist for Sun Microsystems, Inc., as well as the Guest Curator of "The Art of Video Games" exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  A highly regarded speaker, Melissinos is an authority on the intersection of technology and popular culture, trends in future technology application, and the impact of technology and new media in an increasingly connected world.

Over his career, Melissinos has contributed to and led the development of several technologies,  including Java technology focused on media and entertainment industries, mobile technologies, and server technologies for massively connected, global experiences. His expertise in technology adoption, social platforms, developer communities, and impact of technology as a change agent has made him a sought-after speaker around the world. Offering insight into transforming education, social changes in youth culture, next-generation technology development and emerging development communities, Melissinos' speaking resume includes high profile conferences such as JavaOne, SISCTI, Game Developers Conference, NUTN, E3, PAX, 3GSM, Stanford's AlwaysOn, and Harvard's Cyberposium, in additional to lecturing at universities around the world.

Melissinos is also the guest curator for "The Art of Video Games" exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  The first show if its kind, "The Art of Video Games" explores the 40 year  evolution of video games as an art medium and  the impact of video games on American culture.  He is also the author of the companion book "The Art of Video Games: From Pac-Man to Mass Effect".

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Former Chief Gaming Officer and Chief Evangelist for Sun Microsystems, Inc.

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Chris Melissinos Biography

Chris Melissinos is the former Chief Gaming Officer and Chief Evangelist for Sun Microsystems, Inc., as well as the Guest Curator of "The Art of Video Games" exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  A highly regarded speaker, Melissinos is an authority on the intersection of technology and popular culture, trends in future technology application, and the impact of technology and new media in an increasingly connected world.

Over his career, Melissinos has contributed to and led the development of several technologies,  including Java technology focused on media and entertainment industries, mobile technologies, and server technologies for massively connected, global experiences. His expertise in technology adoption, social platforms, developer communities, and impact of technology as a change agent has made him a sought-after speaker around the world. Offering insight into transforming education, social changes in youth culture, next-generation technology development and emerging development communities, Melissinos' speaking resume includes high profile conferences such as JavaOne, SISCTI, Game Developers Conference, NUTN, E3, PAX, 3GSM, Stanford's AlwaysOn, and Harvard's Cyberposium, in additional to lecturing at universities around the world.

Melissinos is also the guest curator for "The Art of Video Games" exhibition at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.  The first show if its kind, "The Art of Video Games" explores the 40 year  evolution of video games as an art medium and  the impact of video games on American culture.  He is also the author of the companion book "The Art of Video Games: From Pac-Man to Mass Effect".

Chris Melissinos Videos

  • The NYU Game Center Lecture Series: Chris Melissinos on Vimeo
  • Chris Melissinos @ Smithsonian American Art Museum: The Art of ...

Chris Melissinos Books

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  • How to book Chris Melissinos?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Chris Melissinos for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Chris Melissinos, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Chris Melissinos or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Chris Melissinos?

    Booking fees for Chris Melissinos, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Chris Melissinos, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Chris Melissinos?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Chris Melissinos for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Chris Melissinos for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Chris Melissinos or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Chris Melissinos or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Chris Melissinos is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Chris Melissinos for your event is $10,000 - $20,000. Chris Melissinos generally travels from VA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Kevin Allocca, Graham Hill, Calvin Trillin, Billy Riggs and Don McMillan. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Chris Melissinos for an upcoming live or virtual event.

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  • The NYU Game Center Lecture Series: Chris Melissinos on Vimeo
    Chris Melissinos @ Smithsonian American Art Museum: The Art of ...

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